After 30 years of roaming the country, reporting Scotland for a wide range of programmes on radio and television, David Calder is moving into a new sphere - online training.

A director of the online video production company,, he's been asked to advise firms on how best to use video as a marketing tool. So he's created a course that covers everything from the kit you might need to the content of the videos, from creating a digital marketing strategy to optimising and promoting the videos you make.

Working with his wife, Penny Haywood Calder of PHPR, he will also be producing a series of webinars on Public Relations as well. And to complete a trio of services, he'll be developing a series of media and communication skills courses as well.

Short Films

Posted by on 12 February 2011

It can often be harder telling a story in a short film than in a documentary. But Ronnie Goodwin’s film “Shooter” achieves more in under five minutes than many a much longer video. The link is to a review rather than to the actual film — you can see that on IndieFlix. However, its subject is an ex-serviceman who’s found some form of escape from the demons of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the wilderness of Highland Scotland.

The film itself is beautifully shot and, by using a mask to blur/blacken out the edges of the frame, manages to convey some of the mental claustrophobia that such people can feel. It’s blended with occasional shots of war, ghosted in over what the hero is actually doing, just to hint at the flashbacks he’s getting on a daily basis. It’s the kind of unwanted vision that those affected by combat stress say they can still get 20-30 years after their experience of battle.

This film should be more widely seen.

Comments [3 Comments]

  1. Paul Hunter says:

    Ronnie’s film expertise is a lot about quality. Every shot has been worked with hard work and captured by his experienced eye. He’s a national treasure!!

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